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Paige Wideman, director of galleries and outreach at the School of the Arts. (Provided)

Longstanding art professor impacted by budget cuts becomes new director of galleries and outreach

Andrea Turner, Reporter May 2, 2024

After 25 years of teaching at NKU, Paige Wideman has now been given the position of director of galleries and outreach, following the exit of Sso-Rha Kang. Making it through a couple rounds of budget...

“Waltz of the Measuring Tapes” by Mera Foster

An open conversation about body image in theater: What NKU is doing to support students

Holland Rajewski, Reporter April 29, 2024

Chloe Esmeier, a senior musical theatre student, waits in her room questioning whether or not she should go out with her friends. She worries going out could affect the way her body looks and, in turn,...

Scenes from Norse Marketplace

Killian Baarlaer and Braden White April 24, 2024

Vendors set up shop around Loch Norse on Tuesday for the first ever Norse Marketplace, featuring 50 tables representing student-owned businesses and student organizations. Music boomed through the corner...

Salmon P. Chase College of Law and  the NKU branch of the UK College of Medicine are set to move to Covington.

State gives NKU, UK $125 million to move law school, med school to Covington

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor April 22, 2024

The Kentucky General Assembly will allocate $125 million in one-time funds to Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky for a new collaborative campus in Covington to house Chase...

Books celebrated at the Book Writer’s Celebration hang on the wall of the Eva G. Farris Reading Room in Steely Library. (Provided by Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh)

Faculty authors talk recently published books

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor April 21, 2024

Every year, NKU recognizes faculty who write grant proposals seeking funding for research and projects. The event is supposed to celebrate NKU scholars for their hard work and creativity outside of...

Graphic by Killian Baarlaer

Dr. Justin Yates – “Determinants of Addiction: Neurobiological, Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sociocultural Factors”

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor April 21, 2024

Dr. Justin Yates, assistant professor of psychological science, was preparing to teach a special topics class on substance use disorders. He wanted the class’s content to be wide in scope and to encompass...

Dr. Eric Jackson - “An Introduction to Black Studies”

Dr. Eric Jackson – “An Introduction to Black Studies”

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor April 21, 2024

In his 32 years of teaching at NKU, Dr. Eric Jackson, associate dean of the College of Arts and Science and history professor, has never come across a book that gives its readers every bit of information...

Graphic by Killian Baarlaer

Dr. Thomas Bowers – “Environmentalism and Contemporary Heterotopia: Novel Encounters With Waste”

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor April 21, 2024

Imagine walking along a path, up a colossal mound of rock for a picnic with a view, all while knowing what lies beneath your feet is nuclear waste. Or watching a remote-control boat race on a lake’s...

Dr. Carol Medlicott- “The Chosen Pleasant Hill: Shakers of the Kentucky Bluegrass”

Dr. Carol Medlicott- “The Chosen Pleasant Hill: Shakers of the Kentucky Bluegrass”

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor April 21, 2024

A central question runs through professor of history and a historical geographer Dr. Carol Medlicott’s research, and it has since she worked on her PhD thesis. That question is: how do communities with...

Coffee shops that ranked most popular in The Northerners social media poll.

Q&A: A coffee shop for everyone near NKU

Shae Meade, Reporter April 17, 2024

Whether it’s to study or just to hang out with friends, local coffee shops are the place to be according to many NKU students. There are plenty of options to choose from near NKU’s campus, too....

Christy Hoots (center) plays Knockout High at a game convention. (Provided)

NKU student, husband develop board game, raise $10k for market launch

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor April 16, 2024

Christy and Jordan Hoots have spent six years developing a board game called Knockout High. On March 3, the couple launched a campaign on the crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter with the goal of fundraising...

Sign outside of FUEL NKU asks people to bring their own bag.

Zero waste, maximum impact with FUEL NKU’s bring your own bag initiative

Aya Aleily, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2024

FUEL NKU is trying to improve its sustainability efforts by focusing on zero hunger and zero waste initiatives; this is in congruence with Kroger Company trying to eliminate the usage of plastic bags,...

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